Birth announcements

ILTEN — To Dan and Kylie (Milleson) Ilten of Phillips, a son born Jan. 9, 2019, at CHI Health St. Francis. Grandparents are Bill Milleson of North Platte and Judy Ilten of Valley.


Anyone with information about any crime in the state may call the Grand Island-Hall County Crime Stoppers, (308) 381-8822. Callers will remain anonymous.

A reward of up to $1,000 will be paid after law enforcement agencies have determined the seriousness of the crime and the usefulness of the information.

Inmate custody status can be obtained by calling the VINE hotline at (877) NE 4 VINE or by visiting Information is available 24 hours a day.

If you see a crime happening, call the Grand Island-Hall County Emergency Center — 911.

Grand Island Police

The following felonies were reported:

— Heather R. Brown, 36, was arrested Friday night at 1611 N. Wheeler. Police say Justin Strickland had recent injuries to his face and arm, which were inflicted by Brown after she arrived at the residence uninvited and was asked to leave. In Hall County Court, she was charged with third-degree domestic assault with a prior conviction and second-degree trespass/defying an order to leave. Preliminary hearing set for 11:30 a.m. Feb. 12.

— Diana Licona reported a burglary attempt at 925 S. Eddy St. between Jan. 4 and Friday. Someone damaged the door to her residence in an attempt to gain entry to the house.

— Franklin Thompson reported a burglary at 318 N. Darr between Wednesday and Saturday. Property was stolen while he was incarcerated for burglary.

— Lorna Wagoner reported her purse was left on a shopping cart Saturday at south Walmart and her cellphone and $1,500 were taken from the purse. All other items were left in the purse.

— Gary Swartz Jr. reported a burglary attempt Saturday at 214 Wainwright St. The door jamb to the front door was damaged but entry was not gained to the residence.

— Police made a traffic stop on a blue Buick Rendezvous early Monday after it turned westbound onto Second Street from Walnut Street. Police say when the Buick turned westbound onto Second Street, it made an improper turn by not turning into the southern-most lane. It was found that the driver, Patrick Bilslend, did not have proof of insurance. Due to him being homeless, he was arrested for not having proof of insurance. During a search of the vehicle, police say they found two butane torches and two syringes. A 30 mg morphine pill was also located next to the driver’s seat, police say. In Hall County Court Monday, Bilslend, 24, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession or use of drug paraphernalia and having no proof of insurance. Preliminary hearing set for 2 p.m. Feb. 12.

— Andrea Aguilera-Hernandez reported her 2010 silver Arcadia was stolen from the area of 249 S. Plum on Saturday. She said she had locked the vehicle and had the keys in her possession.

Hall County Sheriff

Law enforcement arrested 11 people on warrants in 12 cases. There were 61 calls for service. For more information visit and click on the sheriff link.

— A juvenile female reported a sexual assault in western Hall County Sunday.

— Michael Gizinski reported theft Sunday at 310 13th St. W. in Wood River.

Court report

Hall County District Court

— Andrew Dieken, 31, Grand Island, attempt of a Class 2 felony, sentenced to 30 months to four years in jail, with credit for 145 days served.

— Mary G. Nyembo, 26, Grand Island, theft by unlawful taking totaling $1,500 to $4,999, 18 months probation, $450 probation fee.

— Yosbany Montoya-Aviles, 33, Grand Island, third-degree assault, 12 months probation, $300 probation fee.

Hall County Court

— Thomas J. Leetch, 36, Alda, was charged with first-degree sexual assault of a child and incest involving a victim younger than 18, both on Thursday. Preliminary hearing set for 2:30 p.m. March 4.

— Dustin S. Reiss, 36, Lincoln, was charged with being a fugitive from justice on Friday. Hearing set for 11 a.m. Jan. 24.

Driving Under the Influence:

— Nathan A. Zrust, 39, Grand Island, enhanced DUI, $500 fine, six months probation, driver’s license revoked one year.

— Carlos A. Gonzalez-Farinas, 50, DUI-alcohol, first offense, $500 fine, six months probation, driver’s license revoked 60 days.

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